Mawari Launches Testnet in Japan with KDDI and GSMA Foundry Project

Mawari Launches Testnet in Japan

  • Mawari Corp, the leader in cloud rendering and XR streaming, is thrilled to announce that Japanese telecommunications giant KDDI Corporation will join the Mawari Network Testnet in Japan.
  • This GSMA Foundry Project will showcase the world’s first Web3, decentralized XR content delivery platform that scales real-time 3D rendering and streaming to XR wearable devices via 5G.
  • Over the past 6 years Mawari has developed proven and widely demonstrated cutting-edge technologies including patent-pending Split Rendering frameworks and 3D streaming CODECs of the Mawari Engine which will power the Mawari Network Testnet.

KDDI Joins as Collaborating Partner

Japanese operator KDDI joins as the first collaborating partner. They will be providing edge rendering, validating, and storage nodes, in addition to the last-mile 5G network. “KDDI is pleased to continue our ongoing partnership with Mawari… now continues at a new, more advanced level to create new life experiences in the Beyond 5G and 6G era,” says Katsuhiro Kozuki of KDDI Corporation.

GSMA Foundry Project

This GSMA Foundry Project will showcase a decentralized XR content delivery platform that can scale real-time 3D rendering and streaming over 5G networks. Alex Sinclair of GSMA states: “The project will also explore the benefits brought by the GSMA Open Gateway API for Quality on Demand and how it exposes operator network capabilities…”

Mawari Technologies

Mawari has developed various proprietary technologies over 6 past years such as patent-pending Split Rendering frameworks and 3D streaming CODECs of their own engine—the ‘Mawari Engine’—which will power their testnet. Founder Luis Oscar Ramirez Solorzano explains that this testnet opens doors for developers so they can push creativity to its limits.

2023 Use Case Exploration

In 2023, KDDI & Mawari are planning on conducting use case exploration in Japan within consumer & entertainment verticals using XR wearables with Qualcomm T’s cooperation.